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West Hartford Art League to Open Pop-Up Gallery

The West Hartford Art League will open a Pop-Up gallery in the former Village Vitality space at 982 Farmington Ave. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The West Hartford Art League Pop-Up will host an opening reception on July 20 in its West Hartford Center space on Farmington Avenue.


The West Hartford Art League is opening a Pop-Up Gallery again this summer in West Hartford Center.

The public is invited to the opening reception Thursday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. at 982 Farmington Ave., the former home of Village Vitality.

“We’re extremely grateful to RLM Co. for letting us use the space to display our members’ work,” said Roxanne Stachelek, director of the West Hartford Art League. “The foot traffic in West Hartford Center is great, and it helps us market our organization and artists.”

All the work on display will be by members of the West Hartford Art League, an arts organization founded in 1934 that occupies three buildings on Buena Vista Road. “Our two galleries are only a mile from the town center, but with a presence in the Center, we’ll be able to take advantage of people walking by on a regular basis. It will be great visibility for our members.”

The West Hartford Art League is a regional organization, open to all, that holds free monthly exhibits in its two galleries, and year round art classes, as well as a summer camp for youth every July. It was founded in 1934  on Mountain Road, in one of West Hartford’s seven one-room schoolhouses. That building is the only one of the original schoolhouses still remaining, due to the Art League’s rehabilitation of it in 1934 for use as an arts organization. The Art League holds painting, drawing, cartooning and pottery classes there. For information on becoming a member, art classes or exhibits, visit the website at westhartfordart.org or call 860-231-8019.

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